The Visitor Centre in Clondalkin marked its birthday with a free family fun day recently. Activities in the visitor centre and the monastic gardens included a magic show, giant board games, face painting, and balloon making, as well as free tours of the centre telling 1,000 years of local history which coincided with Clondalkin Village Festival.

The local addition to the Dublin Heritage visitor scene opened its door on Monday 3rd July, 2017. The much-anticipated Round Tower visitor centre in Clondalkin features an interpretative centre, exhibition space, café, gardens, and terrace dining and is nestled in the heart of Clondalkin Village, within minutes of the Grand Canal Greenway, Corkagh Regional Park and nearby Irish Cultural Centre, Áras Chrónáin. It is also home to the Happy Pear in Dublin. The Visitor Centre is the first to tell the story of that unique of Irish cultural features, the Round Tower – what were they for, how were they built, who built them and can I build one! All experienced in a fun and interactive way for all ages.